A few days ago my Dish of the Week was a guy called Riyadh Khalaf.
In that blog I mentioned how he’d gone from Youtubing and radio onto BBC Three who gave him a chance to voice and showcase the LGBTQ community in a 6 part series called ‘Queer Britain’.
I am so happy to say that this show will now also be officially shown on BBC One!! starting on August 3rd.
I am absolutely thrilled for Riyadh.
I can’t stress enough what a personality this guy has.
Just spend some time going through his Youtube channel and I guarantee you will laugh, you will cry, you will drink an inordinate amount of wine and you will feel enlightened and blessed to be part of his journey.
To give you a taster, here are some of my favourite vlogs.
You already know that if I’m looking for a laugh I go straight to this one…
This is where I fell in love with his Mum!
This is where I really felt for his Dad.
This is where I could have cried for him.
But he continues to have fun and I love him….. Can you tell?!
Please tune in to BBC One on August 3rd. Open your heart and your mind and spread the love.
It’s been a while since I did one of these and in a way this is a strange one for me because, as much as I love this man, his personality, his smile and his enthusiasm for everything he does, I know that as I girl I would be on a forever losing battle to win his heart.
That and the fact that I’m also old enough to be his mother!!
Oh, and by the way, his Mother is a goddess and I love her to bits! and his Dad is amazing too.
I discoverd Riyadh a few months ago when I had a quiet afternoon and a large bottle of wine.
I stumbled onto this little gem on Youtube. He was such a cheeky happy guy, I couldn’t stop watching.
At the time I was looking for a good laugh and this hit the spot!!
I just had to check out his Youtube channel and found myself spending an entire afternoon having a major fit of giggles and having my eyes opened to a whole community I knew very little about.
Riyadh developed an interest in Youtubing at an early age and worked in radio in Ireland and was recently offered the chance to present his own 6 part TV show with BBC three.
I highly recommend taking a look at Queer Britain. A wonderful show and very enlightening.
Riyadh didn’t have it easy growing up in Ireland, but he overcame adversity, followed his heart and his dreams and now he’s living his dreams and I really hope that he goes from strength to strength. I want to see him hosting his own chat show in future. He’d be amazing!
I’ll leave you with this little piece from his Youtube channel.